Links for you. Science:
When are people gonna realize their studies are dead on arrival?
Do scientific fraudsters deserve a second chance?
Reality check from Eric Lander: Majority of cancer cures will take decades
Choosing Between the Logit and Probit Models
How and why to cite museum specimens in research
Clinton Opens Double-Digit Lead in National Poll (important analysis point–Clinton should crush Trump)
The House sit-in was just a way to cover up years of failure on guns (excellent)
When You Dial 911 and Wall Street Answers (blood-boiling)
Brexit Is Only the Latest Proof of the Insularity and Failure of Western Establishment Institutions
Elizabeth Warren’s Fight Against Payday Lenders Comes to the Post Office (but let’s make her vice-president!)
Populism With a Brain
Inequality Is Even Seeping Into Preschool Classrooms
A mysterious medieval text, decrypted
Nick Kristof Is Still Wrong About Welfare Reform
Tired of feeling like roadkill?
Maine’s Governor Is Threatening to End Food Stamps
Thoughts on the sociology of Brexit
The Trump Economic Disaster
How Financial Crises Produce Political Polarization
Economists as public intellectuals
Donald Trump’s problems are making it too easy for Democrats to ignore their own
Ruccio writes in his point #5: “DeLong’s “history of economics” is long on the idea of markets but short on the idea of power.”
That seems to be a common problem for neoliberal economists and their sympathizers. They don’t get politics. (In DeLong’s case it’s willful. Perhaps not so much for others.) Related reading: Arin Dube, “Where are My Liberal-Neo-Liberal Technocrats?” – http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2011/07/where-are-my-liberal-neo-liberal-technocrats.html
From Ruccio’s point #13: “[DeLong] is shaping a particular view, namely the view that economics is out of the grasp of ordinary people and needs to be left to the experts.”
Contrast that with climate scientists’ efforts to educate and engage the public over the past few decades.
The idea that Clinton should crush Trump is wishful thinking. When Stein and Johnson are included the results are close to a tie. Also, results in swing states are close – see: http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/285110-polls-show-tight-clinton-trump-race-in-2016-battlegrounds
RE: Maine’s Governor Is Threatening to End Food Stamps
Is there some equivalent of the Zika Virus or Mad Cow Disease that only affects Republican governors?